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 Abby and Norma consider the option of moving to Canada quite often these days.

That might work, but it’s risky. Birds that have lived indoors their whole lives can very easily get lost if you let them outside. They may not even be able to find their way down from the nearest tree, let alone follow you across a border.

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Another springtime, and Polyphemus still hasn’t gotten the yellow beak and gender-color-coded beak base that are supposed to come with breeding plumage.
Yeah, it’s weird. But some captive starlings just don’t go through that.

You should take him to a vet. Even if he’s okay, it would be good to have a professional’s statement saying he’s okay.
You know. In case you have to move to Canada or something. I think they require pets to be vet-checked and quarantined before crossing any borders.
Would Canada even allow an invasive species like starlings to cross the border?

Canada can’t STOP starlings from crossing the border. They’ve got wings.
Good point. If I ever want to move to Canada, I’ll just let Poly fly off before I get to the border, and then I’ll meet up with him on the other side.
If only we could all transform into starlings.

MOUSEOVER TEXT: Abby and Norma consider the option of moving to Canada quite often these days.

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